This month, I had the pleasure of reviewing the West Paw Zogoflex Air Dash frisbee toy for Chewy.com.
West Paw is an American company based in Montana who concentrates on making high quality, safe, and durable toys for dogs. The Zogoflex Air Dash is basically a frisbee made out of the Zogoflex material used in many of the West Paw toys.
The Air Dash is a bit on the heavier side, which takes a bit to adjust to when you first throw it. But it isn't so heavy as to be hard to throw or overly awkward.
Were Pallo a bit more talented, and the human a bit better at throwing, I am sure that some good air catches could be done with this disc. It isn't what I would use for doing freestyle disc competitions or anything, just due to the weight. But, I think it makes a great all-around play toy for most dogs.
In addition to your normal tosses in a field, the Air Dash floats, so you can use it in the water too.
The wavy build of this disc is something I really like. On land, it allows the dog to pick it up when it lands right side up without having to scratch and paw at it like with a normal disc. It also makes it more visible in the air, which I think would make it easier for a dog to see for a mid-air catch.
In water, the wavy design means that the disc floats a little higher in some places, making it easier for a dog swimming to spot it.
With a little practice, it is easy to get this disc to go where you want it, which makes me think it would be a good toy for dock diving, especially for those humans who have trouble throwing other toys very far, since as a disk it naturally goes farther than different types of toys.
Overall, I was a big fan of the Air Dash. Even after a full session of play, it had not a single mark from teeth.
And, Pallo really seemed to enjoy playing with it. He happy retrieved it both on land and in the water, and I think he had a really good time.
I'd certainly consider purchasing one of these in the future if this one were to get lost, or get a second one for Koira. I would probably go for the Currant color for Koira, though. The Dandelion color (which is here) matches Pallo's lifejacket, and the Currant would match Koira's lifejacket. There is also a third color option, Peacock, if you don't like the Dandelion or Currant.
And then, what you've all been waiting for: The winner of the Glycoflex Plus giveaway I posted last Friday is Steve McComb, whose two dogs Chaos and Navy could both use a new supplement after a hip surgery on Chaos a few years ago, and Navy with four knee surgeries. I hope they enjoy!